Project unpacked

We are creating a textile artwork for permanent display in the new Blackheath Community Library & Reminiscence Space when it reopens later this year. We are working on a design that captures the history of 11 Blackheath Village, and what it has meant to users and residents, as it moves forward into this new phase.

Key images will be fitted into a design that can be constructed out of individually crafted pieces, using knitting, applique, embroidery and other techniques. These will then be brought together to make the complete picture.

Training and support will also be provided, and there will be opportunities to create, whatever your skills and experience. If you'd like to join us, email me: or watch this space for more details.

This project is supported by Age Exchange

Friday, 26 October 2012

The whole picture

Without getting too ahead of myself, yesterday I could finally really see how the project will work.  We had the elements, we had the canvas and then Amanda added her artist's eye and we had a picture.  Still bits and pieces to finish, still all of it to be fixed in place, and then mounted.  But another important stage has been reached and it's looking good.

Amanda trying to get a view of what it will look like when its hanging up!

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing and clearly tells an important story through time. Each of us can see some or all of the changes as this place continues to adapt to the needs of the current time.
    It's a pleasure to be a small part of the project collaborating with a group of very creative and skilled people. I look forward to the prospect that different generations will stand in front of the tapestry and be triggered to talk and share their memories, ideas and experiences. Thanks to Pennie for making it all happen.